Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing

Find a Testing Location Near You

COVID-19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Select your state below to find health centers and pharmacies that offer low or no cost testing. Check your local health department and local news for additional testing sites in your area.

Alabama COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Alabama health department's website.

Alaska COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Alaska health department website.

American Samoa COVID-19 Testing Information

For local testing information, visit the American Samoa health department's website.

Arizona COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Arizona health department's website.

Arkansas COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Arkansas health department's website.

California COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the California health department's website.

Colorado COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Colorado health department's website.

Connecticut COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Connecticut health department's website.

Delaware COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Delaware health department's website.

District of Columbia COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the District of Columbia health department's website.

Florida COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Florida health department's website.

Georgia COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Georgia health department's website.

Guam COVID-19 Testing Information

For local testing information, visit the Guam health department's website.

Hawaii COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Hawaii health department's website.

Idaho COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Idaho health department's website.

Illinois COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Illinois health department's website.

Indiana COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Indiana health department's website.

Iowa COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Iowa health department's website.

Kansas COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Kansas health department's website.

Kentucky COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Kentucky health department's website.

Louisiana COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Louisiana health department's website.

Maine COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Maine health department's website.

Marshall Islands COVID-19 Testing Information

For local testing information, visit the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands COVID-19 information website.

Maryland COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Maryland health department's website.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Massachusetts health department's website.

Michigan COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Michigan health department's website.

Micronesia COVID-19 Testing Information

For local testing information, visit the Micronesia health department's website.

Minnesota COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Minnesota health department's website.

Mississippi COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Mississippi health department's website.

Missouri COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Missouri health department's website.

Montana COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Montana health department's website.

Nebraska COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Nebraska health department's website.

Nevada COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Nevada health department's website.

New Hampshire COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the New Hampshire health department's website.

New Jersey COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the New Jersey health department's website.

New Mexico COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the New Mexico health department's website.

New York COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the New York health department's website.

North Carolina COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the North Carolina health department's website.

North Dakota COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the North Dakota health department's website.

Northern Mariana Islands COVID-19 Testing Information

For local testing information, visit the CNMI health department's website.

Ohio COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Ohio health department's website.

Oklahoma COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Oklahoma health department's website.

Oregon COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Oregon health department's website.

Palau COVID-19 Testing Information

For local testing information, visit the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Palau COVID-19 information website.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Pennsylvania health department's website.

Puerto Rico COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Puerto Rico health department's website.

Rhode Island COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Rhode Island health department's website.

South Carolina COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the South Carolina health department's website.

South Dakota COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the South Dakota health department's website.

Tennessee COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Tennessee health department's website.

Texas COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Texas health department's website.

Utah COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Utah health department's website.

U.S. Virgin Islands COVID-19 Testing Information

For local testing information, visit the U.S. Virgin Islands health department's website.

Vermont COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Vermont health department's website.

Virginia COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Virginia health department's website.

Washington COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Washington health department's website.

West Virginia COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the West Virginia health department's website.

Wisconsin COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Wisconsin health department's website.

Wyoming COVID-19 Testing Information

Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

For local testing information, visit the Wyoming health department's website.

Available testing, rigorous contact tracing, enhanced laboratory capacity, and data sharing are all critical parts of preventing and containing the spread of COVID-19.


Types of Testing

COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or antibodies that your body makes after getting COVID-19 or after getting vaccinated.

There are two kinds of tests available for COVID-19:

  • viral test tells you if you currently have an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Viral tests use samples that come from your nose or mouth. This type of test is also called a diagnostic test.
    • Rapid tests can be performed in minutes and can include antigen and some NAATs. Self-tests are rapid tests that can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results.
    • Laboratory tests can take days to complete and include RT-PCR and other types of NAATs. Some test results may need confirmatory testing.
  • An antibody test tells you if you previously had an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This type of test is also called a serology test. Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current infection, but may indicate if you had a past infection.

How Can I Get Tested for COVID-19?

The process and locations for COVID-19 testing vary from place to place.

Community-Based Testing Sites

HHS has partnered with pharmacy and retail companies to make COVID-19 testing available to more Americans in more communities across the country. COVID-19 tests are also available at health centers nationwide.

At-Home Tests

At-home tests, or self-tests, are available for free across the country. Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. If you have symptoms or had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should be tested, regardless of your vaccination status.

Order Free At-Home Tests By Mail

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Order Now

For those who have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional support placing an order, you can call 1-800-232-0233 to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages. This call-line is open 8 a.m. to midnight ET, 7 days a week. There’s also TTY line (1-888-720-7489) to support access by hearing impaired callers.

  • If you have private insurance coverage, you can go online, to a pharmacy, or to a  store to buy a test and get reimbursed through their insurance, starting on January 15, 2022. Learn how to get free at-home tests.
    • If you are charged for your test, keep your receipt and submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.
    • Private insurance companies are required to reimburse up to 8 tests per month per individual on an insurance plan.
  • If you have Medicaid coverage, you can access at-home COVID tests at no cost through the guidelines established by your state Medicaid program.
  • If you have Medicare coverage, you can access testing through your health care provider or local pharmacist or pick up free at-home tests at local pick up locations.
  • If you do not have insurance, free at-home self-tests may be available through community health centers and rural health clinics in your community. Learn about this program.

Making Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tests Safe and Available

HHS continues to safely accelerate the authorizations and availability of COVID-19 tests.

Learn more about the testing approval and validation process:


Expanding Access to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing

State, territorial, and tribal funding provides support to develop, purchase, administer, process, and analyze COVID-19 tests, conduct surveillance, trace contacts, and implement related activities.

Health center funding supports the expansion of Health Center Program COVID-19 testing capacity including support for the purchase of personal protective equipment, procurement and administration of tests, and laboratory services.

  • State-level data on health center COVID-19 testing capabilities and metrics are available online.

Licensed pharmacists may order COVID-19 tests and administer them to their patients, which expands testing capabilities and makes testing more accessible for those who need it.

Rapid, point-of-care testing is a critical element of the national strategy for testing, especially to support vulnerable patients, outbreak investigations, and frontline healthcare workers.

  • HHS is providing these tests to states, territories, and tribes, as well as to remote and rural populations, nursing homes, hotspot areas, and for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
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